The Premier League teams are reportedly going to vote on whether to restrict gambling businesses from serving as front-of-shirt sponsors.
The Toffees won’t be able to place their name where it now appears on the new shirts due to a multi-year contract they made with the betting website Stake com for a sum exceeding £10 million annually [The Times].
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Time for a change?
The clubs have delayed things until the fall, while being willing to agree on a voluntary ban on these gambling sponsors right now.
They do this because they want the political landscape to become more transparent following Boris Johnson’s resignation as British Prime Minister.
As long as there are enough votes for the modification to pass, it will take effect shortly and force Everton to make a change.
We don’t know how that will impact their agreement with Stake.com or whether they will entirely cancel it.
These conversations will undoubtedly take place in secret, and they may want branding elsewhere if not on the front of the shirt.
The Toffees’ financial situation is dire right now, and they are currently missing out on transfer targets to their Premier League competitors as a result.